Story: Manners and social behaviour

Drinking customs

Drinking customs

A group of men watch television while drinking at the Gluepot Tavern in Auckland in the 1970s. Rather than each buying rounds of individual drinks, they appear to have taken turns to buy a jug of beer to share. 'Shouting' drinks for the group is a ritual that has its origins in 19th-century mateship.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Manners and social behaviour - New Zealand manners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013